United States of America, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, South Euclid
Cropthorn (South Euclid, Ohio)
The main feature of the garden was its arc of perennial and rose gardens, sloping to catch the sun and the visitor's eye. The house, lawns, and gardens became an organic part of the property, which had been second or third growth forest, part of long-abandoned farmland. Well-grown trees were preserved, along with sections of the woods. The south area was kept unchanged except for a flagstone-paved picnic area with brick seating and a large brick fireplace. The woods to the east were somewhat tamed by lining the stream with sandstone; putting in primroses, ferns and other shade-loving plants; and adding two small stone bridges. The flower beds were terraced with low sandstone walls lining broad grass paths. Dense plantings of iris and roses bloomed through the summer. Cutting gardens, two small large greenhouses, a cold-frame, tool shed, vegetable garden; and field completed the property.
Person(s) associated with the property and garden include: Richard Preston and Helen Millikin Nash, II (former owners, ca. 1923-1990).
The folder includes a work sheet and description. The two slides feature rose and iris beds.